As a seaman, harbor worker, or longshoreman, you have specific rights when it comes to on-the-job injuries. You may be able to seek financial compensation regardless of who may have been to blame for your accident. Because every case is different, it is helpful to discuss your options with a Tennessee offshore injury attorney who can properly assess the matter. For example, as a seaman you may be protected under the Jones Act for injuries resulting from the negligence of a vessel owner, captain, or other crew member. As a longshoreman or harbor worker, you may be entitled to benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act – regardless of who may have been at fault. If you lost a loved one, you may be able to seek compensation under the Death on the High Seas Act. A lawyer who is experienced with maritime law can make an accurate assessment of your case and can pursue the fair compensation you deserve.
A maritime injury lawyer at Arnold & Itkin LLP may be able to assist you if you were working on a vessel traveling through Tennessee or if you were injured while working as a longshoreman or other maritime worker at any of the ports in the state:
After an accident, illness, or injury, one of the most important steps you can take is to discuss the matter with a legal professional. Maritime injury cases have the potential to be complex, even when it seems that negligence or the value of your claim is fairly clear. If you want to be sure that your rights as a seaman are completely protected, you need an attorney who understands all of the many intricacies of Jones Act and other maritime law cases. Our legal team is highly experienced and dedicated to protecting our clients' rights. We have recovered billions of dollars for our clients in verdicts and settlements and are ready to see how we can help you.
Contact a Tennessee offshore injury lawyer at our firm today. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.
Arnold & Itkin represented nearly a third of the crewmembers injured in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Because maritime law is so complex and so complicated, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who has an in-depth understanding of how it works and who has proven themselves in similar cases before.